Michael Laris

Washington, D.C.

Transportation reporter

Education: Stanford University, BA in political science

Michael Laris writes about the transformation of the U.S. transportation system. He has covered government accountability and was a reporter in Beijing.
Latest from Michael Laris

At least 3 dead after Amtrak train derails in Missouri

The train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago when it struck a construction vehicle at a crossing in Mendon, Mo., Amtrak said.

June 27, 2022

American Airlines adds option for face scans instead of IDs

Some passengers flying out of Dallas-Fort Worth can have their faces scanned rather than handing a TSA agent their driver’s license or passport.

June 22, 2022

Ford recalls 2.9 million vehicles, saying they might roll while in park

Ford is recalling 2.9 million Escape, Fusion, C-Max, Edge and Transit Connect vehicles from various years.

June 15, 2022

U.S. cadets suing shipping company, alleging rape and harassment at sea

One woman’s anonymous online account of assault last year raised concerns on Capitol Hill, prompting a temporary pause in the program.

June 15, 2022

She rode 3 buses to school in the Bronx. Now she’s a top U.S. transit official.

Veronica Vanterpool was appointed deputy administrator of the Federal Transit Administration in May.

June 10, 2022

Goodyear recalls RV tires after government cites multiple deaths

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is recalling thousands of tires produced between 1996 and 2003 and used on recreational vehicles after federal safety investigators said they failed more often than other tires and resulted in multiple deaths.

June 8, 2022

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tests positive for coronavirus

Buttigieg, a father of two young children, joins a growing list of other cabinet members and Washington officials who have contracted the virus.

June 6, 2022

Man carjacks ambulance in Southeast Washington

The man first tried to jump in the back of the ambulance after the Fire and EMS Department responded to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue on Saturday morning for a report of a man down.

June 5, 2022

Jury finds Six Flags security falsely held man and awards him $250,000

A jury found that security guards at the amusement park falsely imprisoned him in 2018.

June 4, 2022

Man stabbed on Metrobus at Wisconsin Avenue intersection

The victim is hospitalized, and authorities are looking for the assailant.

June 4, 2022